York Shambles, England
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a big longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down. —
Best thing I’ve heard all day.
This is something I really needed to see today.
(Source: keepclassy, via lurkthis)
An awesome review for us on Amazon.I love the fact that this written on Christmas Eve also. Did he get this for Xmas and it just ruined his night?!
unplusmot asked: Hi! I'm a teenager from the US and I'm wondering what the best way to learn Norwegian is. I'm very interested in learning about the culture. Thanks!
Well, the absolute best way is to come to norway and immerse yourself in the language and culture. That’s probably not possible, so second best is to immerse yourself anyway! The internet is a wonderful place for language learners. Try and find a norwegian to talk to, like on a penpal site or even here on tumblr.
I recommend getting a good norwegian language learning/grammar book if you can, and try to listen to the language at least once a day. You can try youtube (look up the norwegian versions of disney movies, those are always fun to learn with). Also, go to tunein.com , there you can listen to norwegian radio stations!
I also recommend http://tv.nrk.no/programmer/utland
you can watch certain norwegian tv shows from outside of the country, using that link.
Some Irish words with Norse Origins -
The year 795 AD saw a new force arrive on the Irish political scene, the Vikings. These seaborne warriors were to have a significant impact on Irish life. Their attacks on religious centres and propensity for warfare are well documented, as is their contribution to the development of urban centres and new trade routes. However, something which is sometimes over-looked is their input, albeit small, to the Irish language.